New Sub £650 budget Advice

Jrain

Novice Member
Hi everyone,

I'm a new member here but have been looking on and off here for a few years. I'd like to get a new sub and would like some advice please.

I've currently got a Rel Strata III that I picked up 8 years ago 2nd hand. It's treated me well, but I'd like some bigger and deeper bass.
The sub is going to be paired up with 5 Tannoy DC6 LCR’s.
My usage is 90% movies / 10% music.
It's for my living room around 3m x 5m in a bungalow with carpet / concrete floors.

My budget is up to £650, so far the ones I’ve been looking at now and in the past, have been:

BK P12-300SB-PR
SVS PB-1000
SVS SB-1000
SVS SB-1000 pro
SVS PB-1000 pro
I’ve also considered other BK subs like the monolith, but they’re just too big.

I’m wondering are the new SVS pro’s worth getting over the older ones or the BK? I know there are discounts now on the older SVS models.

Initially I only want one, but would be open at some point longer in the future to get another one.

Or are there any other ones you’d recommend getting in this price range?

Thanks
 
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Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
PB1000 Pro without doubt from that list with 650£ budget! The change from 10" driver to 12", new cabinet/port design and new more powerfull amp is well worth it over the old one! Data shows considerable 3-4db higher output in the mid-bass range over old one and it has quite strong low end offering you different experience to Rel 10" 100w.

You should contact @Tom @ Cinehome and ask about AVF member discount for best price! In stock & free delivery also!

 

Tom @ Cinehome

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I'd agree 100%. The PB1000 Pro would be ideal in that space and for your 90% movie use. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can assist further. We're Cambridgeshire based. Best, Tom
 

Jrain

Novice Member
PB1000 Pro without doubt from that list with 650£ budget! The change from 10" driver to 12", new cabinet/port design and new more powerfull amp is well worth it over the old one! Data shows considerable 3-4db higher output in the mid-bass range over old one and it has quite strong low end offering you different experience to Rel 10" 100w.

You should contact @Tom @ Cinehome and ask about AVF member discount for best price! In stock & free delivery also!

Thanks so much for the quick reply and after spending a lot of time researching these, that's the conclusion I came to also. I had orginally thought about around the £500 range, but after reading about the new PB1000 pro thought I should up my budget as it looks really good. I've enjoyed my Rel, but do think the new one will offer a whole new experience as it does feel lacking at times.

That's great hear about the discount from Tom and I've seen he has already replied, so will get in touch.

I did however see this morning, that you can get a SVS refurb PC2000 with full guarantee for just over £700. Is that also worth considering do you think? Or should I just go with the PB1000 Pro?
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
Thanks so much for the quick reply and after spending a lot of time researching these, that's the conclusion I came to also. I had orginally thought about around the £500 range, but after reading about the new PB1000 pro thought I should up my budget as it looks really good. I've enjoyed my Rel, but do think the new one will offer a whole new experience as it does feel lacking at times.

That's great hear about the discount from Tom and I've seen he has already replied, so will get in touch.

I did however see this morning, that you can get a SVS refurb PC2000 with full guarantee for just over £700. Is that also worth considering do you think? Or should I just go with the PB1000 Pro?

Yes PC2000 is option too if you like the cylinder shape, taking less floorspace but it´s good bit taller. It will be even stronger below 40hz down to 16hz, but suprisingly the new PB1000 Pro has edge over 50hz so it can put out some serious mid-bass. Probably meaningless things for normal person who never reaches limits so both would work great in your space and the PB1000 Pro still has some serious low end especially in your rather smallish room. The new Pro model has the phone app control with manual PEQ and if you want later to add 2nd you can find it easily as with the PC2000 you have to wait until 2nd hand option comes. That is if you ever fancy dual subwoofers. There is clear benefits with duals (not just getting more bass) so i think it´s something to consider now regarding the size. With this hobby i have learned over the years that never say never!



I think the decision ultimately comes down to is the cylinder shape better for you, will it allow better placement options perhaps and/or just taking less space general. But can you live with the "special looks".

PS. If you live close to Essex @paulst10 is selling 4month old PC2000 Pro for 700£/each which is mega deal! Just saying. :) Warranty can be transfered to new owner with SVS products.
 

Jrain

Novice Member
Yes PC2000 is option too if you like the cylinder shape, taking less floorspace but it´s good bit taller. It will be even stronger below 40hz down to 16hz, but suprisingly the new PB1000 Pro has edge over 50hz so it can put out some serious mid-bass. Probably meaningless things for normal person who never reaches limits so both would work great in your space and the PB1000 Pro still has some serious low end especially in your rather smallish room. The new Pro model has the phone app control with manual PEQ and if you want later to add 2nd you can find it easily as with the PC2000 you have to wait until 2nd hand option comes. That is if you ever fancy dual subwoofers. There is clear benefits with duals (not just getting more bass) so i think it´s something to consider now regarding the size. With this hobby i have learned over the years that never say never!



I think the decision ultimately comes down to is the cylinder shape better for you, will it allow better placement options perhaps and/or just taking less space general. But can you live with the "special looks".

PS. If you live close to Essex @paulst10 is selling 4month old PC2000 Pro for 700£/each which is mega deal! Just saying. :) Warranty can be transfered to new owner with SVS products.
Thanks for such an amazing and detailed reply :)
I can't tell you how helpful it is to read all of this as there is only so much you can learn from research alone and real world knowledge is invaluable!

I had some of the same thoughts too about the PC2000 and now knowing the PB1000 pro has the edge at 50hz and can still get really low, especially considering where I'm coming from, seems to be the most sensible option. I might move in the future, but in all likelihood, somewhere new would probably have a similar size living room and if the the PB1000 pro can comfortably fill my space that's all I needed to know.

And I do really like the look of it and like that it's a newer model that won't cause me any problems if I wish to get another in the future. This is something that I've considered, but just need to get a good one first and go from there!

I'm also really attracted to the easier phone control, although understand once it's setup you probably won't need to use it often, but it's a great feature to have.

Thanks for including the link to the 2nd have PC2000 pros and also gives me another better option if I was going for the cylinder shape. I'm not quite closer enough to Paul for an easy drive and I'm guessing shipping is going to be really expensive.

I heard SVS offer this trade up option in the US, but guess this isn't available over here as we order through dealers?
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
Thanks for such an amazing and detailed reply :)
I can't tell you how helpful it is to read all of this as there is only so much you can learn from research alone and real world knowledge is invaluable!

I had some of the same thoughts too about the PC2000 and now knowing the PB1000 pro has the edge at 50hz and can still get really low, especially considering where I'm coming from, seems to be the most sensible option. I might move in the future, but in all likelihood, somewhere new would probably have a similar size living room and if the the PB1000 pro can comfortably fill my space that's all I needed to know.

And I do really like the look of it and like that it's a newer model that won't cause me any problems if I wish to get another in the future. This is something that I've considered, but just need to get a good one first and go from there!

I'm also really attracted to the easier phone control, although understand once it's setup you probably won't need to use it often, but it's a great feature to have.

Thanks for including the link to the 2nd have PC2000 pros and also gives me another better option if I was going for the cylinder shape. I'm not quite closer enough to Paul for an easy drive and I'm guessing shipping is going to be really expensive.

I heard SVS offer this trade up option in the US, but guess this isn't available over here as we order through dealers?

No the bill of rights doesn´t sadly apply in UK/Europe. :(

Contact Tom for pricing and hopefully you get one fast so let`s see your thoughts.
 

Jester1066

Well-known Member

Jrain

Novice Member
No the bill of rights doesn´t sadly apply in UK/Europe. :(

Contact Tom for pricing and hopefully you get one fast so let`s see your thoughts.
I had a feeling that would be the case, but thanks for confirming!

I've got to get a few things in order, but fingers crossed I'll be ordering it in the next 1.5 weeks.

Then of course I'll come back and let you know how I get on :)
 

veedub

Active Member
I recently purchased a PB1000 Pro for my living room, very happy with the performance. The remote App is excellent and mid bass performance is impressive, it also goes very low. It’s surisingly punchy but can still rumble when needed.

I also have dual Monolith Plus’s in the Cinema room for comparison - they are also excellent but are substantially bigger.

For your usage I would 100% recommended the PB1000 Pro, cracking sub.
 
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